According to forecasts, Democrat Katie Hobbs has won the contested gubernatorial election in the US state of Arizona. According to forecasts by the TV channels NBC and CNN, the 52-year-old prevailed against Republican right-wing candidate Kari Lake on Tuesday.
Former Republican governor Doug Ducey was unable to run due to a term limit. Arizona is considered a contested state in the USA, which has changed more and more from a once republican stronghold in favor of the Democrats. In the election on Tuesday last week, governors were voted on in 36 states. It is the most important office in a federal state, comparable to a prime minister of a federal state in Germany.